A 32-year-old female asked:
how many hours does it maximally take for a retinal tears to detached? can flashes of streaking light happen on top n corner at diff times in botheyes
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
A retinal tear: Progressing to detachment can evolve over minutes to months. The process is influenced by many variables (i.e. Amount of vitreous traction, size of tear, location of tear, patient activity, etc.) and not all tears will progress to retinal detachment. Flashes of light associated with a retinal tear usually indicates traction and needs to be evaluated by your eyemd asap.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Quickly: A retinal tear can lead to a detachment in a hurry. The best treatment is to see a retina specialist as soon as possible. Time is vision! A retinal tear can be treated in the office. A retinal detachment usually requires surgery. Flashing lights are a common symptom of retinal tears or detachment.
3.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
How come there are so many new drugs but we cannot find the cure for cancer?
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Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Cancer is not: One disease, or one genetic chnge, but many. Drugs are poisons with side effects, and tumors are smart enought to learn to resist. Single genetic mutations are cured with miracle drugs. Many drugs now hope to keep cancers at bay and allow you to live with the cancer rather than obliterating it. The most fearsome of cancers is glioblastoma (brain tumors) and pancreas cancer. Few baby steps only.
5.7k viewsReviewed Sep 29, 2020
A 46-year-old member asked:
How many weeks is a baby's gender established?
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Pathology 49 years experience
At conception: A baby's gender is determined at the time of conception. Depending on the tests done fetal sex can be determined at various times. In normal pregnancy fetal sex can be determined by testing mother;s blood at 7 weeks. In case of in-vitro fertilization, it could be determined before the embryo is implanted.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old female asked:
Why are so many against obama's healthcare plan? Healthcare for all should be a basic human right, not just if you have $, so why the opposition?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Many concerns: It's hard to answer succinctly but some common concerns include both that the affordable care act didn't go far enough (for example, didn't provide universal health coverage0 and that it went too far (required everyone to obtain health coverage). There's also a lot of disagreement about how some of the changes will be paid for and whether the cost of healthcare will increase or decrease.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Do many have lymphoma?
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Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Estimate: About 80, 000 cases are expected in the us in the next year based on the seer database.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
How many years can a junkie stay on metadone and how can he get it?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Many: A junkie may stay on Methadone for ever but should be tapered over a several month period of time to get clean. You need a doctor with a special dea license to prescribe Methadone for this use. You need to see public health office and they can direct you to a clinic.
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Last updated Dec 4, 2014
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